Case 24230 - Lands Between Marketplace Dr. and the Halifax Harbour, Dartmouth

Updated:

February 3, 2023

NOTICE OF APPROVAL
HARBOUR EAST – MARINE DRIVE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

TAKE NOTICE THAT HARBOUR EAST – MARINE DRIVE COMMUNITY COUNCIL did, on February 2, 2023 approve the following application:

An application by Michael Napier Architecture Inc., on behalf of the property owners, to make substantive amendments to an existing development agreement for lands between Marketplace Drive and the Halifax Harbour, Dartmouth, also known as Harbour Isle.

Any aggrieved person, the Provincial Director of Planning, or the Council of any adjoining municipality may, within fourteen days of the publishing of this notice, appeal to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (902-424-4448) in accordance with the provisions of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.
This notice was posted to this site on February 6, 2023 in accordance with the requirements of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.

Request

Michael Napier Architecture Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has asked to make changes to an existing development agreement for a mixed-use development.

Proposal

In 2018, Harbour East – Marine Drive Community Council approved an application to enter into a development agreement with the property owner to permit a mixed-use development on the lands between Marketplace Drive and the Halifax Harbour. The applicant wishes to make changes to this existing development agreement. The changes to the agreement the applicant is asking for include:

  • Increasing the allowable population density across Phases 3-5
  • Replacing an office building with a 172-unit residential building (Phase 6)
  • Replacing a hotel with a 175-unit residential building (Phase 7)
  • Allowing the 2-storey restaurant in Phase 8 to be a use other than a restaurant and providing additional clarification on the size of the building
  • Increasing the streetwall setback
  • Allowing for a range in the streetwall height rather than a set height
  • Allowing for a 20% exemption to the Maximum Floor Plate Area requirement
  • Defining Building Depth

The Development Plans (provided below) outline the development proposal in detail, and include information related to the requested amendments, a review of the relevant planning policies, the phasing plan, a traffic impact statement, and wastewater servicing capacity study.

Process

The application will be considered under the Substantive Amendment process.

Status

February 3, 2023

NOTICE OF APPROVAL
HARBOUR EAST – MARINE DRIVE COMMUNITY COUNCIL

TAKE NOTICE THAT Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council did, on 2 February 2023 approve the following application:

Case 24230 - Michael Napier Architecture Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has asked to make changes to an existing development agreement for a mixed-use development.

Any aggrieved person, the Provincial Director of Planning, or the Council of any adjoining municipality may, within fourteen days of the publishing of this notice, appeal to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (902-424-4448) in accordance with the provisions of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. This notice was posted to this site on Friday, Febryary 3, 2023 in accordance with the requirements of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter.
View a copy of the staff report here 

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by municipal staff to properly evaluate the application. The relevant documents are linked below. 

Cover Letter and Proposed Amendments
Planning Rationale 
Policy Review 
Comprehensive Phasing Plan
Traffic Impact Statement and Wastewater Servicing Capacity Study
Existing Development Agreement

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Meaghan Maund

Planner III

Current Planning

Telephone: 902.233.0726

Mailing Address

HRM Planning Applications

PO Box: 1749,

Halifax,

Nova Scotia,

B3J 3A5

Attention: Meaghan Maund (Please identify Case 24230 and address)